terms


terms
The components, elements, or parts of an agreement. The "terms" of a futures contract include: which commodity, its quality, the quantity, the time and place of delivery, and its price. All the terms of futures and futures option contracts are standardized by the exchange, except for price, which is determined through " open-outcry" in the exchanges' trading pits. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary

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terms
[plural] the conditions for payment that you agree to when you buy or sell something: »

Their payment terms are sixty days.

on attractive/favourable/good terms »

The South Africans rescheduled Mozambique's debt on favourable terms.

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Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • terms — (n.) limiting conditions, early 14c.; see TERM (Cf. term). Hence expressions such as come to terms, make terms, on any terms, etc. Meaning standing, footing, mutual relations, as in expression on good terms (with someone), is recorded from 1540s …   Etymology dictionary

  • terms — a way of expressing oneself: → term terms stipulated or agreed requirements. → term …   English new terms dictionary

  • terms — [n1] conditions, agreement charge, circumstances, conclusion, condition, details, fee, fine print*, items, nitty gritty*, particulars, payment, points, premise, premises, price, provision, provisions, proviso, provisos, qualifications, rate,… …   New thesaurus

  • terms — index adjustment, arrangement (understanding), case (set of circumstances), compromise, posture (situation), premises (hypotheses) …   Law dictionary

  • terms — *condition, stipulation, provision, proviso, reservation, strings Analogous words: restriction, limit (see corresponding verbs at LIMIT): requisite, prerequisite, *requirement …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • terms — n. conditions, provisions 1) to dictate; set; state; stipulate terms 2) easy; favorable terms 3) surrender terms (to stipulate surrender terms to an enemy) 4) by the terms (of an agreement) 5) on certain terms (on one s own termss; on our terms)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • terms — /tɜ:mz/ plural noun the conditions or duties which have to be carried out as part of a contract, or the arrangements which have to be agreed before a contract is valid ● By or Under the terms of the contract, the company is responsible for all… …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • terms — /tɜ:mz/ plural noun the conditions or duties which have to be carried out as part of a contract, or the arrangements which have to be agreed before a contract is valid ● to negotiate for better terms ● He refused to agree to some of the terms of… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • terms — Conditions, obligations, rights, price, etc., as specified in contract or instrument. See also term @ terms of trust The phrase terms of the trust means the manifestation of intention of the settlor with respect to the trust expressed in a manner …   Black's law dictionary

  • terms — noun 1. status with respect to the relations between people or groups (Freq. 2) on good terms with her in laws on a friendly footing • Syn: ↑footing • Hypernyms: ↑status, ↑position …   Useful english dictionary


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